Humanities & Social Science,
CourseArchitecture and Sustainability MSc
Reducing energy consumption which contributes to global climate change and pollution is an international imperative, and the future architect must be equipped with the skills and vision to tackle this challenge both innovatively and responsibly. This course helps you master the knowledge and skills required to produce thermally comfortable, healthy, and habitable building designs while minimising energy consumptions. The curriculum embraces the interface between the environmental, economical and socio-cultural dimensions of sustainability in terms of building design and carbon neutrality.
You will join a community that is co-designing new ways of thinking and challenging architectural conventions through bold experimentation and boundless enquiry. This enquiry-led approach to education will encourage you to take creative risks and to learn from your mistakes in a way that will shape your future design choices.
We provide state-of-the-art facilities for you to realise your ambitions, with workshops offering cutting-edge digital fabrication facilities, alongside a wide range of craft workshops, where you can innovate with materials and processes. We’ll help you to graduate with the tools to take your own personal and critical position on embracing the challenges of sustainability in the globalised architectural world.
The long-standing Leicester School of Architecture is one of the oldest schools in the UK and our approach meaningfully draws upon years of experience to challenge conventions and redefine the future of architectural practice.
We will empower you with the tools to become a responsible global architect, with the skills and mindset to tackle the complex environmental challenges ahead.
You can choose to undertake a year-long work placement, gaining valuable experience to enhance and embed your practical and professional skills.
Your dedicated tutors come from industry, practice and research, which ensures your work is responding to contemporary, real-world issues that are grounded in both theory and practice.
Benefit from our advanced enquiry-based education which embraces collaborative learning in studio groups alongside personalised teaching experiences.
Our award-winning Vijay Patel building has been designed to provide the space and facilities where all of our art and design students can develop their ideas and flourish.